• GOTV Script Writing

    Aug 10, 2020 by Martín Diego Garcia

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    Helpful Tips for Writing a GOTV Script for Canvassing and Phone Banking

    Get Out The Vote (GOTV) scripts are important because, in the vast majority of cases, they are your last chance to talk to your campaign’s core supporters to encourage them to vote. Therefore, it’s important that you make a lasting impression with these people and engage with them in a way that will resonate enough that they’ll take an hour (or six) out of their day to go vote. First, answer these basic questions to make sure your GOTV efforts are effective before writing your GOTV script:

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  • Early and Absentee Voting Strategies for Membership Organizations

    Apr 27, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    Learn How Early and Absentee Voting Strategies Can Help Your Membership Organization

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  • Facebook Live for Your Political Campaign

    Oct 28, 2019 by Joe Fuld and Shelley Rees

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    Smart Political Campaigns Should Harness Facebook Live

    There are only so many hours in a day, but after knocking on doors and raising money, Facebook Live is something candidates should do on a weekly basis. The ubiquity of live-streaming digital video and Facebook’s drive to increase it on the platform has made it a necessity for campaigns to engage with. Here are some quick tips and a basic explanation of why campaigns should embrace Facebook Live and other online videos.

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  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Digital GOTV

    Oct 21, 2019 by Joe Fuld and Claire Regan

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    How to Win the Game of Digital GOTV

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  • In-House GOTV Direct Mail Ideas for Any Political Campaign

    Oct 17, 2019 by Joe Fuld and Elena Veatch

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    Cost-Effective Mail Tactics for a Winning GOTV Strategy

    There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all political campaign, but there’s one strategic element that no campaign can afford to leave out: GOTV. A strong get-out-the-vote (GOTV) program may get you the handful of votes you need to win your election, whereas failing to make that final push to get voters to the polls may hasten your demise. 

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  • 7 Questions on GOTV with Political Scientist Donald Green

    Oct 14, 2019 by Elena Veatch

    GOTV Questions

    Donald Green Shares the Latest Insights on Building Effective GOTV Programs 

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  • 5 Best GOTV Campaign Theme Songs

    Nov 05, 2018

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    Get Your Groove on with These GOTV Campaign Theme Songs

    GOTV! We are officially in the last 30 days of the 2018 election cycle. It's time to knuckle up and carry your campaign over the finish line. I wrote earlier about the best songs for a mental break, but now is the time to power through! Time is rapidly passing and it is now or never to increase voter turnout. This list will channel whatever ounce of energy you have left by providing a soundtrack as we get over this last hump. Here are 5 songs to get you through GOTV.

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  • GOTV: Why You Need to Reduce Voter Roll-Off !

    Oct 22, 2018 by Joe Fuld

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    Reducing voter roll-off will make the difference for your GOTV campaign strategy

    In the world of politics, there is an array of confusing and random terms that folks use to describe trends. Voter roll-off is one of them. It is a term that is very important for down-ballot races to understand and fight against. More importantly, voter roll-off can make a difference for your GOTV campaign strategy. Find out how!  

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  • How can campaigns call cell phones for GOTV?

    Oct 18, 2018 by Joe Fuld

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    Marty Stone answers 7 questions on calling cell phones for GOTV

    For the longest time you could not call cell phones in an efficient way but now Stones Phones has some exciting new technology to make it easier to call cell phones using volunteers or paid phone banks. We asked Marty Stone 7 questions on calling cell phones for GOTV. He answered our questions here:

    How can campaigns call cell phones for GOTV?

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  • Why you need a digital GOTV plan

    Oct 15, 2018

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    A Good Digital GOTV Plan is a Must for Today’s Campaigns

    A good digital GOTV plan, is not your father’s get out the vote effort. It used to be that GOTV was driven by walk lists, yard signs, door hangers, coffee and doughnuts. But as folks start to focus more on digital GOTV, having an actual plan to push turnout digitally is a must in our interconnected world. You still need the doughnuts and door hangers, but digital will add a layer of outreach that you did not have before.

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  • 7 GOTV Questions with Pandora

    Oct 11, 2018 by Shelley Rees

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    How you should incorporate Pandora digital radio into your GOTV strategy

    As Election Day approaches, it's important to get to work on your GOTV strategy. This week, we interviewed some folks from Pandora Radio - a music streaming service - about how political campaigns can integrate digital radio to improve their 'get out the vote' strategies. 

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  • GOTV: The ABCs of Get Out The Vote

    Nov 07, 2016 by Ben Holse

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    It's time for our favorite acronym, GOTV- Get Out the Vote

    As Election Day, Absentee and Early Vote rounds the corner, it becomes increasingly important to reach out to potential voters and Get Out the Vote. GOTV is an essential part of any campaign strategy and can make the difference between winning and losing on and before Election Day. 

    Get Out the Vote can mean different things to different types of political campaigns, as well as people.

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